Why Caitriona Balfe continued producing Outlander


The actress who plays Claire Fraser has revealed her on-set battle with the show’s executives. This is how Belfast inspired her to fight for her purpose in the program.

Caitriona Balfe plays Claire Fraser in Outlander.

© StarzCaitriona Balfe plays Claire Fraser in Outlander.Camille Lopez

If we speak of periodic series, it is inevitable not to think of Foreigner. And it is that over all its seasons, inspired by the saga of the novels of Diana Gabaldon, its production has made it a real phenomenon. However, it could take an unexpected turn after Caitriona Balfe, its protagonist, publicly prosecute those responsible for the fiction.

Since her debut in 2014, the actress has brought to life Claire Fraser, earning the affection of fans around the world and thus catapulting themselves to continue being part of successful projects. Despite this, his name is directly associated with Foreigner and it is for this reason that his particular comment in an interview caught the attention of the fans of the series.

Balfe is also part of the cast of Belfast, the film that is shaping up to be one of the big contenders for the 2022 Oscars. It was there that she felt inspired to start make your own projects, but apparently he didn’t achieve it the way he wanted on the Starz series. ” With Sam Heughan we’ve been on the show and on set every day since season one. I knocked on this door wanted to do this for a long time“, he pointed.

Apparently, several times she asked the production to become one of the directors of Foreigner. « It’s something I talked about on the show but it kinda falls on deaf ears” , He continued. He also added: “I am very close with the whole film crew and every time they discussed the lens they were using and the mount they were really helpful in giving me all the information I wanted. It’s a shame, but it’s out of my hands”.

In just a few weeks, the new episodes that will be part of the sixth season will be unveiled, the filming of which began in early 2021 after the delay caused by the pandemic. The seventh episode is about to start filming and this could be Claire’s last screen appearance. Rumors indicate that the contract of the protagonists will expire this year. However, the project aims to have at least 10 parts, just like the Gabaldon saga.

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